Part II: The Rest Of The Story
If you're just tuning in, each year, off-roaders gather in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, for the Bloomsburg Four-Wheel Jamboree Nationals. Bloomsburg is all dirt, all the time. Street trucks are allowed in the parking lot, but that's about it. Between the arena and the rest of the fairground areas, there's plenty to peruse. Monster trucks and NMRO Mud Dragsters put high-rev, high-octane entertainment on the menu. The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds were also dripping with show-'n'-shine rigs.
Although there was no shortage of action in the central arena, and acres of highly polished sheetmetal on the sidelines, the author passed it all by. OFF-ROAD was in Bloomsburg looking for "regular-guy" trucks: those which are usable and attainable.
Last month, five of nine "regular-guy" trucks from Bloomsburg were showcased. This month, we're wrapping it up with the final four of the nine.
Jeep's JK Wrangler has a great chassis and a lukewarm engine. V-8 engine swaps are rightfully popular, adding sought-after horsepower and torque. We spied this supercharger kit from RIPP Modified that may have JK owners leaving their 3.8 V-6 engines under the hood. Based on a Vortech impeller-style supercharger, the RIPP kit is designed to be a 100-percent-bolt-on upgrade that adds nearly 100 rear-wheel horsepower to an otherwise-stock JK engine.
For more information:, check out www.rippmods.com or call (718) 442-4723.